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1 [singular, uncountable]PE
the need or desire that people have for particular goods and services: ➔ supply and demand
Production is still increasing faster than demand.
the demand for new housing
huge/great/strong etc demand
There is a huge demand for new cars.
the growing demand for pasta in the UK
We rely on new sources of energy to meet demand.
strong consumer demand
a very firm request for something that you believe you have the right to get:
demonstrations in support of the nationalists' demands
their demand for higher salaries
demands that he should resign
the difficult, annoying, or tiring things that you need to do, or a skill you need to have
the demands of modern life
The curriculum makes great demands on the teacher.
There are heavy demands on people's time these days.
place/put demands on/upon somebody/something
the increased demands placed on police officers
when a lot of people have asked for something to be done, performed etc
by/due to popular demand (=because of popular demand)
The exhibition will run for an extra week, due to popular demand.
whenever someone asks:
Should you feed your baby on demand, or stick to a timetable?